Thursday, April 24, 2014

Malaysian Food was Pure Love for my Tummy

One of the best things about my recent trip to Malaysia was the FOOD. I know that Nihari, Daal Chawal and Biryani might be considered exotic for foreigners when they visit our country. I felt the same about the food in Malaysia. I am quite experimental when it comes to trying out new food and drinks so I never had issues with the smell or a new kind of fruit or dish (unless there are insects involved, bleh!).

Even though I will be posting a couple of more blogs about my favorite food places in KL I still gathered some delicacies for you to drool over (or not, depending on your preference :p).

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Teh Tarik - a mixture of tea, brewed directly in milk with sugar, similar to our local Doodh Patti, with a slightly more stronger and spicier taste. My entire family fell in love with it. This tea is available in instant ready sachets so we brought back some (damn it now I am craving some!)
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Exotic Fruits - Amongst other things I MISS the fresh fruits readily available in Malaysia. In stalls, in Malls, In streets. Freshly cut or as a whole. I tried Water apple, Durian (yes the smelly one), Kiwi, Mangoes (ours are better), Guava (juicy & crunchier without seeds), Papaya (Sweet and better than ours), Watermelon, Pineapple (Fresh and without syrup, easily available) and last but not the least my favorite Dragon fruit. Uff I just couldn't get enough of this delicious fruit. I went crazy. I not only tried the fruit itself but, Dragon fruit shake, smoothies, ice creams and sorbets. It was LOVE at first bite!

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Vermicelli noodles lightly tossed in spices and Sambal Telur (breakfast)
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Green Tea Ice Cream - Yes it is Green Tea and it was surprisingly good as well as refreshing and let's not forget the healthy part. It didn't taste bitter at all but does have a leafy after taste.








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Here you can see me stuffing my face (literally) with Chicken Fried Mee - made of thick wheat noodles, stir fried veggies and fried chicken sliced into bite size pieces.






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Seafood Yee Mee - Thin egg noodle dish with Cuttlefish (Or your choice of seafood) in a soupy Broth.
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Fish Ball Soup Mee with Tofu - I discovered fish balls there and I miss them tremendously. I couldn't find them anywhere in Karachi so planning to make them myself. *fingers crossed*
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Prawn Mee - Prawns in thick noodles, brothy soup and eggs. Its filling and delicious and very much like Laksa, atleast to me.
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 Fried Mee Hoon - Rice Vermicelli noodles with chicken and stir fried veggies. The chilli garlic sauce made it spicier and more delicious.
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Tom Yum Mee Hoon - Spicy thin noodle soup which was so chat patta, zesty and hot I felt like smoke coming out of my nose! It Has Lemon grass, chicken, Prawns and chopped veggies.
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Curry Mee - Spicy hot fish balls in coconut milk gravy. I asked the lady who was making this to make it spicy so she literally added green hot chilies! Meh!







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The above is a Steam Boat stall. I had boiled/steamed Cuttlefish and Fishballs dipped in different sauces. a steamboat / hotpot / shabu shabu has a wide range of fresh foods such as meat, seafood, fish balls, vegetables, quail eggs, etc. placed on little skewers.The food of your choice is dipped into a boiling chicken broth / tom yum broth and cooked according your preference. You can top it with your favorite sauces and enjoy! FRESH!

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Almost anything could be fried in batter and available for eating. Meat, fruits, vegetables, you name it....thank God didn't see insects or any other weird stuff :/
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The night food markets/streets were filled with all kinds of food stalls. fried Durian, dumplings, dried fruits, soft freshly baked buns (with various fillings), fresh fruits, baked goods, it was seriously food lover's paradise 




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And now the best of all, my Sister-in-law Nazreen's cooking. That woman can cook anything. She is multi-talented and I love her to bits. She made me fall in love with Tofu all over again! You should check out what she is capable of on the official Hopscotcher's Page!

After writing this post I feel like going back to Malaysia and eating all this food...sigh! Till next time *fingers crossed*

xx,
Red Alice


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

VEET MISS SUPER MODEL 2014 - Expected to be Hotter Than Ever

I know, I know... nothing can beat "America's Next top Model" but at least someone is trying. Trying and doing a decent job should get some brownie points, no? VEET MISS SUPER MODEL 2014 is back with a promise to be bigger and better. I see Katrina flaunting Veet all the time on their Adverting Campaigns so only great things should be expected. Will they deliver? Season 4 will show us that.

Veet held a press conference at PC, Karachi to announce their 2014 season. I was drooling over Cybil's gorgeous Yellow dress (By Elan) while taking note of whats to expect this year from VEET Show. Last year some promising young ladies entered the field of modeling like Abeer and Anum, thanks to Veet.




This year round Wiqar Ali Khan will be hosting the show. An old favorite of mine (girly crush at one time) and a good choice for host. Hair and Makeup partnership is with Saba Ansari of Sabz, Hum TV Network as the official media and production partner of the show, and Take-II (Tehmina Khalid) as PR partner. The Creative Agency is Manhattan International.

The exciting twist is the change in the show format. This year Veet is featuring 3 supermodels namely Amna Ilyas, Cybil Chaudhry and Sabina Pasha as coaches and mentors to a group of contestants. There will be 8 themed episodes and each episode will focus on grooming the models in various aspects of modelling based on beauty, confidence and personality development. In addition to that the episodes will also showcase celebrity appearances from the fashion, TV and film industries as guest judges.


Who will be the next Miss Veet Super Model? Watch the show which will be aired soon on Hum TV. At the moment its in production. Stay Tuned for more updates.

p.s: No offense but shouldnt it be just Veet Super Model? I don't get the "Miss" . . .

xoxo,
Red Alice

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hair Wishes - We all have Some

Bald people are not missing out. They may wish for hair but that's about it. So all bald people out there hear this: YOU ARE LUCKY you dont have hair that needs to be managed! You wake up with your gorgeous shiny head and can wash it while you are washing your face. You are in a good place, believe me! ;)

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It's people with HAIR who are facing frustration (mostly).I wish I had thick, naturally red,wavy  hair instead of the fine, flat wavy ones that I try to manage. No volume, no life :'( Meh!









When I asked others (whose hair I was envious off) what they think about their hair I found out even THEY have hair wishes! MIND BLOWN :/ I thought it would be fun to start a conversation about hair wishes so I asked around and gathered some fun answers. Here are some HAIR WISHES:


Hassan Iqbal Rizvi(CEO & Founder 9Lines): "I think I'm pretty much blessed with good hair but yeah I wish I had afro in alternate life"

Mahin Hussien(Accessory Designer): "These days I want curly hair :) and wish my hair would be more manageable this summer and look good in the heat!"

Fahad Hussain(CEO & Head Stylist at Citrus Talent): "Loads of hair, long and curly, an Afro Maybe..."

Batur Muhammad(Fashion Designer/Blogger): "Love Curly Hair *SIGH*"

Haseeb Sultan(Blogger): "I wish for a Bleach Blonde sometimes . . . *rebel*"

Syed Aamir(Digital Media Profesional/Blogger): "Sigh that my hairline was not receding"

Umair Mirza(Blogger): "I hope they don't disappear!"

Rabiyah Tungekar(MUA/Beauty Blogger):"Long, silky, manageable hair...Sigh"

Samra Muslim(Social Media / Blogger): "Hazaron khawahishain... Etc!!" (thousands of wishes)

Nuzhat Sami(My Mom): "I want Long thick hair like Kareena Kapoor"

Ehtesham Ansari(Stylist): "Thicker Hair for sure"

The above are just a few of many wishes. But lets hear more. What are YOUR Hair wishes. SHARE with me in the comments below :)

xoxo, 
Red Alice